Political – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:18:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/15/public-meetings-184/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:00:44 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175439 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Monday, Aug. 19
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation budget meeting. 11:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
San Juan Water Conservancy District meeting. 5 p.m., 46 Eaton Drive, Unit 5.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Aug. 29
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Friday, Aug. 30
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners special meeting. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Executive Management board meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners special meeting. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Monday, Sept. 9
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, 7 Parelli Way.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Independence Institute speaker to be featured at ACRW meeting http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/10/independence-institute-speaker-to-be-featured-at-acrw-meeting/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174853

Kathleen Chandler

By Sandy Artzberger
Special to The SUN
What is Proposition CC, what is the current attack on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and what is the safety clause in most of the bills Gov. Jared Polis has recently signed?
These are issues that speaker Kathleen Chandler from the Independence Institute will address at the Tuesday, Aug. 13, Archuleta County Republican Women’s (ACRW) meeting noon at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant.
Last summer, Chandler drew a large crowd when she spoke at ACRW. Her current knowledge base and job as coalitions manager at the Independence Institute enables her to be on the forefront of current issues, thus helping us to be aware and be proactive where necessary.
Chandler has a degree in political science. She was awarded the Vern Bickel Award from the Independence Institute for her political activism in 2019.
Doors open 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13; the ACRW meeting is noon to 1 p.m. All are welcome.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/08/public-meetings-183/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174856 The following meetings are subject to change.
Monday, Aug. 12
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 6 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Planning Commission policy meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Monday, Aug. 19
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation budget meeting. 11:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/08/01/public-meetings-182/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=174160 The following meetings are subject to change.
Monday, Aug. 5
County Board of Equalization protest hearings. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Executive Board regular meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board. 4:30 p.m., Town Hall conference room, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Aug. 12
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 6 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/25/public-meetings-181/ Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:00:52 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173782 The following meetings are subject to change.
Friday, July 26
Club 20 Summer Policy Meeting — Board of County Commissioners meet and greet. 8:30 a.m., Parish Hall, 445 Lewis St..
Sen. Michael Bennet Listening Session. 9:30 a.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Monday, July 29
Tentative County Board of Equalization protest hearings. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, July 30
County Board of Equalization protest hearings. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, July 31
Tentative County Board of Equalization protest hearings. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Monday, Aug. 5
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Executive Board regular meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Aug. 12
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 6 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Planning Commission policy meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Aug. 19
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation budget meeting. 11:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Archuleta Democratic Club to meet http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/20/archuleta-democratic-club-to-meet/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173276 By John Porco
Special to The SUN
The Archuleta County Democratic Party (ACDP) is pleased to announce the July meeting of the Archuleta Democratic Club. The intent is to provide an opportunity for dialogue on progressive ideas in an informal social setting, as well as providing an update on party activities, locally, statewide and nationally.
The lunch will be held at Pagosa Brewing Company on Tuesday, July 23. We will begin gathering at 11:30 a.m. to allow some time for socializing, with lunch beginning at noon. There is no admission fee, but all participants will be asked to order lunch.
Our featured speaker will be Dr. Root Routledge, of Durango, who is one of three candidates currently seeking the U.S. Congressional District 3 seat now held by Scott Tipton.
Routledge has a very interesting and varied background, having been a rancher, a decorated Air Force officer, an IT professional and the founder of a small IT business.
The other two candidates, Diane Mitsch Bush, of Steamboat Springs and State Rep. Donald Valdez, of La Jara, have committed to attend future lunches.
Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP to John Porco, first vice chair of the ACDP, at jwppagosa@gmail.com or at 946-2684 so that we can provide a count to the restaurant. All people are welcome at the lunch. Note that future lunches will be scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month starting on Aug. 27.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/18/public-meetings-180/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:00:37 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=173345 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, July 18
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, July 23
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, July 24
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, July 25
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Friday, July 26
Sen. Michael Bennet Listening Session. 9:30 a.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Monday, July 29
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 3 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, July 30
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Monday, Aug. 5
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Executive Board regular meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Aug. 12
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 6 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Planning Commission policy meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Sen. Bennet’s office to hold listening session in Pagosa Springs http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/17/sen-bennets-office-to-hold-listening-session-in-pagosa-springs/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172803 Special to The SUN
Do you need help with the IRS, Social Security Administration, VA or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for an action Congress could take to help your family or community?
If so, then Sen. Michael Bennet invites you to meet with his constituent advocate, Janet Wolf, on Friday, July 26, in Archuleta County.
Wolf will be meeting one-on-one with constituents at the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please send an email to Janet_Wolf@bennet.senate.gov. Please include a brief description of the issue you want to address. If you are already working with someone in Bennet’s office, please include that information in your email, as well.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Wolf at 259-1710.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/11/public-meetings-179/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172883 The following meetings are subject to change.
Tuesday, July 16
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board meeting. 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, July 17
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 1 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board. 4:30 p.m., Town Hall conference room, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Thursday, July 18
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, July 23
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Joint town/county work session. Noon, Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, July 24
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, July 25
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Friday, July 26
Sen. Michael Bennet Listening Session. 9:30 a.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Bennet’s office to hold listening session in Archuleta County http://www.pagosasun.com/2019/07/10/bennets-office-to-hold-listening-session-in-archuleta-county/ Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172237 Special to The SUN
Do you need help dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security Administration or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for Congress that will help your family or community? If so, then Sen. Michael Bennet invites you to meet one-on-one with a representative from his office at the upcoming listening session.
Listening session details
In Archuleta County, the session will be held July 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
To schedule an appointment, send an email to Janet_Wolf@bennet.senate.gov. Please include a brief description of the issue you want to address, as this will help Wolf assist you. If you are already working with someone in Bennet’s office, please include that information in your email, as well.
Those without email access can call 259-1710. Constituents do not need to wait for listening session dates to ask for help or share opinions. Please call any Bennet office at any time for assistance.

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